Place:Johnston, North Carolina, United States

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NameJohnston
Alt namesJohnstonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.533°N 78.4°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1746 - )
See alsoWilson, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 168,878. Its county seat is Smithfield.

The US Office of Management and Budget also includes Johnston County as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,998,808 as of U.S. Census 2012 Population Estimates. Effective June 6, 2003 the Office of Management and Budget redefined the Federal Statistical Areas and dismantled what had been for decades the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, MSA and split them into two separate MSAs even though the region still functions as a single metropolitan area.

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History

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The county was formed in 1746 from Craven County. It was named for Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Carolina from 1734 to 1752.

In 1752 parts of Johnston County, Bladen County, and Granville County were combined to form Orange County. In 1758 the eastern part of Johnston County became Dobbs County. In 1770 parts of Johnston County, Cumberland County, and Orange County were combined to form Wake County. Finally, in 1855 parts of Johnston County, Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wayne County were combined to form Wilson County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1746 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1746 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1748 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1759 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1760 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 5,634
1800 6,301
1810 6,867
1820 9,607
1830 10,938
1840 10,599
1850 13,726
1860 15,656
1870 16,897
1880 23,461
1890 27,239
1900 32,250
1910 41,401
1920 48,998
1930 57,621
1940 63,798
1950 65,906
1960 62,936
1970 61,737
1980 70,599
1990 81,306

Research Tips

External links

www.co.johnston.nc.us


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